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FOX News
Dec 4, 2013 8:00am PST
"happening now" ♪ ♪ jon: good morning on this wednesday. the president giving a speech on the economy today to talk of obamacare again. all part of a three-week pr blitz to convince americans to sign up and soon. hello, i am jon scott. jenna: i am jenna lee. the presidents common coming on the heels of the enrollment website 631 the website is trying to put the botched rollout behind it. getting that millions of enrollees getting the health care law work. the deadline to sign up for coverage next year is december 23. let's talk about with karl rove, a senior adviser and deputy chief of staff to president george bush. he is also a fox news contributor. that was part of her job when you are there to get the message out and get the programs in the public eye. can the president resell a program that has had such a difficult time? >> they had an enormously bad first impression and it is hard to convince people that this program isn't fundamentally flawed. there's a lot more bad news than there is good news. millions have lost their private insurance coverage and they are finding that when they g
FOX News
Dec 5, 2013 8:00am PST
, and that's hurting the economy, as well as the military authorization bill, the defense authorization bill that allows the military to get paid next year. these things have to get done fast, it is going to be very tough including avoiding a shutdown. jenna: sometimes you're known for procrastination, maybe a tougher deadline can help everyone -- i'm just going to be optimistic. >> nice place to start. [laughter] jenna: carl, thank you. jon: when americans hear the work schedule, no wonder congress has such a low approval rating. let's go to the extreme weather alert, a nasty winter storm causing big, big problems. after being pummeled with heavy snow and freezing winds, areas are digging in for a burst of very cold temperatures. the storm is on the move now and spelling icy trouble across the south. meteorologist maria molina is here with what we can expect today. maria? >> reporter: hi, jon, good to see you, and hello, jenna. we've been looking at some very cold current wind chill temperatures with some areas looking at a current wind chill at about threes below -- 40 degrees below zero a
FOX News
Dec 9, 2013 8:00am PST
of the economic news and what republicans are saying that obamacare will actually be hurting the economy as we get into 2014 and 2015. jon: well, one health care policy expert who was quoted in "the financial times" says it is tantamount to the decision consumers have to make when they buy a car. do you want a mercedes or want a chevy? if you want better health care you are in some circumstances able to pay for it but what if, you know, if these obamacare plans won't let these patients access some of the better hospitals, what are they supposed to do? >> oh, i think there will be a lot of people upset, whether cancer consumer groups or patient groups. they will be making the case for changes to the law. as you know, jon, that will be very hard to do with such a partisan law. so i think the consequences we're seeing whether on cost, high deductibles, whether it is on premiums, that's something that will be very, very hard to fix because there is a limit of what the administration can do administratively. a lot of republicans saying that he already gone too far, the president has gone too far on tho
FOX News
Dec 2, 2013 8:00am PST
count on angie's list. angie's list -- reviews you can trust. jenna: now to the economy. shoppers spending 3% less this thanksgiving weekend compared to last year at the same time. that is according to the national retail federation survey. not great news for the retailers but they're certainly hoping to make up some of that ground on cyber monday which of course is today. more than half of americans say they plan to shop online this year. how about this fact as well? americans are expected to spend some $2 billion online today. that is up $500 million from last year. wow. that is a big jump. david hoffman, editor of the "new york post" home and travel section. he had good tips for us about what we should do online this cyber monday. david, quickly though, interesting weekend as far as where folks are spending their money. not as much as last year inside the stores. >> that's correct. it was a big record weekend for online sales. for the first time ever on things gaving day itself, online sales broke the one billion dollar mark which is a record and for friday, black friday, onlin
FOX News
Dec 6, 2013 8:00am PST
of the year, so we're getting a lot more information. the economy is getting stronger, and finally wall street thinks good news is really actually for real good news. the jobs report shows the economy adding more jobs, 203,000 of them, jenna, like you said, more than 180,000 expected. the bulk of those jobs were in transportation, health care, manufacturing, so jobs that pay more. and the unemployment rate dropped sharply from 7.3% in october to 7% last month and, yes, that was a five-year low. now, the main reason we've had some furloughed federal workers return to their job after the government shutdown, and here's another positive for you, workers not only got more hours last month, but they were paid more too, and eventually that could be good news for retailers. the translation? on wall street, rally. the jobs data is further proof that the economy is recovering enough for the fed to begin scaling back its monetary stimulus program. that so-called taper, it could happen this month at the december 18th fed meeting or perhaps just before march, and as you can see from the markets' reaction
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